Drunk driving is a serious offense that places great risk to drivers, passengers in their vehicles, and any other people on the road. People who decide to operate vehicles while under the influence are at greater risk of causing accidents, due to their incapacitated states. If a drunk driver caused an accident in which you were involved, it is important to understand your rights and legal options.
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be eligible to collect compensation for your losses and expenses as a result. To learn more about the potential of your case—or to inquire further about potential awards—contact Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at (813) 879-3719.
A Tampa drunk driving accident lawyer from our team may be able to assist with your case and help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
More Information About Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is an entirely preventable occurrence that results in thousands of car accidents every year. In 2017, 5,125 Florida accidents were attributed to drunk driving, per the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one in three car accident-related U.S. deaths are associated with drunk driving.
While it is obvious to state that driving under the influence is dangerous, these statistics indicate how often drunk driving is implicated in traffic deaths—and how preventable these deaths are. If you were in an accident where the fault was due to a drunk driver, it may be helpful to discuss your losses with a legal professional.
Potentially Recoverable Compensation in a Drunk Driving Case
If a drunk driver caused an accident that resulted in injuries, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. Injuries from car accidents can be devastating. In many cases, they require long-term recovery.
Some of the types of compensation you may be eligible to recover include:
If your injuries have required the following, you should not be responsible for paying these expenses out of pocket.
- Doctor’s visits
- Ongoing treatment
- Chiropractic care
- Prescription medication
- Mobility devices
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy
A settlement should be awarded to cover these costs, as you were injured due to another party’s negligence.
Speak to the Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers team at (813) 879-3719 to learn more.
Pain and Suffering or Mental Anguish
If your injuries have resulted in a loss of your quality of life, or if they have caused depression or anxiety, you may be eligible for compensation for your suffering. You may have even developed post-traumatic stress disorder due to the nature of the crash.
You could collect financial awards for your loss of wages due to the time you have missed at work if your injuries have prevented you from being able to continue working. Furthermore, if your injuries affect your ability to resume your occupation at your previous capacity, you may be eligible for compensation.
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Some Ways That a Tampa Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer May Be Able to Assist You
There are various ways a lawyer can help, if you have found yourself in this position. You may be pressed for time and unsure of how to move ahead with legal action against the party who caused the accident. The following are some of the ways working with an attorney can be beneficial in your situation:
Evaluating Your Case
A lawyer can examine the specific details of your case to determine if you have the grounds to pursue a claim (or other legal action) against the responsible party.
Saving You Time
Your time is limited. If you are recovering from serious injuries, you may be stressed and unable to handle much more. A lawyer can save you time in various ways, from managing all of the details of your case, to collecting the necessary documentation, and handling of the legal paperwork necessary.
This will allow you to focus on your recovery and getting your life back in order, without the stress of a legal case.
Offering Flexible Payment Options
When you work with us, you can be assured that we charge no fees unless we secure a financial settlement for you. This means you pay nothing upfront for our legal services, and nothing until we win your case. By working with our clients on a contingency-fee-basis, we ensure you can get the legal assistance you need without paying anything out of pocket.
Furthermore, if you work with us for your drunk driving accident claim, we will fight hard to protect your rights. We understand how important it is to meet your needs after an accident that was not your fault. So, we will work diligently to ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.
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Drunk driving is not just a dangerous, negligent act, it is a criminal activity. If you were injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you deserve justice. The costs associated with your accident-related losses should not be your responsibility to bear. Let a Tampa drunk driving accident lawyer help with your drunk driving case.
To learn more about the options that may be available to you, reach out to Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today by calling (813) 879-3719. We offer a no-obligation, free case evaluation. We can discuss the potential of your case, as well as what you may be able to expect in the near future.
Above all, we want to see justice served and we want to see you compensated for the injuries that were not your fault. Our firm’s partners will fight hard on your behalf to ensure a drunk driver whose actions affected you is accountable. Reach out to our offices today for more information.
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